Eros in Folklore Mihály Hoppál

ISBN: 9789630578141

Published: May 1st 2002

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253 pages


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Eros in Folklore  by  Mihály Hoppál

Eros in Folklore by Mihály Hoppál
May 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 253 pages | ISBN: 9789630578141 | 5.21 Mb

In ancient Greek culture, the cult of beauty always occupied a prominent position- that is to say, no attempt was ever made to cover up the erotic features of culture- and this applies not only to the idealized sense of the word, but also to itsMoreIn ancient Greek culture, the cult of beauty always occupied a prominent position- that is to say, no attempt was ever made to cover up the erotic features of culture- and this applies not only to the idealized sense of the word, but also to its physical aspects. Let us think of the conversations in Platos Feast.

It is a profound insight, worthy of philosophers, that Eros is a motive force which exerts a crucial influence on human decisions, relationships and attitudes. In this sense, one can hardly deny its existence - even if we are dealing with an invisible, playful and youthful divinity. Thus the idea of Eros is an element of culture that is present and is at work, acting as a motive force.

It appeared at the dawn of mans symbol-creating activity, so, at least, the testimony of the first available data suggests. The volume contains more than twenty papers on Eros, sexuality and gender representation in the folklore of different peoples of the world.



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